Dream Stop Motions

  • Made for advertisement – quality and length, mine needs to be a similar standard.

 

(Dream starts at 1.00)

  • Comical – I don’t want mine to be amusing, I want it to have a serious emotive
  • Used Plasticine to mold the features of the dream – creates a contrast between the real life (black and white, not stop motion) and the dream (colour stop motion)
  • I like the idea of this contrast, however I think I would alternate it – black and white dream, colour day (if I am to incorporate the day)
  • Coloured hands, brighten contrast so iPads stand out. Textiles connecting iPads, black and white, texture, figures incorporated to reflect the real life or the dream?

 

  • Uses mini mannequin
  • This is a good idea for the figure I want to incorporate in the textiles to convey the action that happens in the dream, next to the iPad that conveys the meaning of the dream in bright colours (bright colours to show that the interpretation is the part of the dream that is helpful)

 

  • Uses figures and actual bed
  • If hands don’t work well enough to portray the interpretation, I will turn to figures

Rothko Research and Development

  • ‘The darkness of the works can be seen as melancholic and expressive of Rothko’s mood of his last years’

Rothko Chapel, 1971, Houston, Texas | Philip Johnson, Mark Rothko - One of my favourite places on the planet, even though I've never been there. Rothko is a genius.:

 

  • ‘The extreme contrast of light and dark evokes a sadness that played out like a psychological drama, both mythic and tragic’
  • Emotive use of colour and scale
  • I could use this technique to translate the feeling after having a busy dream, after being helped in some way by the dream, to see the situation clearer

Mark Rothko ‘Untitled’, 1969 © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/DACS 1998:

My attempt and putting my post dream feeling into this technique:

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Kandinsky Research and Development

  • ‘Total abstraction offered the possibility for profound, transcendental expression’
  • ‘eliminated traditional references to depth and laid bare the different abstracted glyphs in order to communicate deeper themes and emotions common to all cultures and viewers’
  • Glyphs (symbols) of boats with oars, mountains, and figures can be seen
  • ‘did not intend for viewers to read these symbols literally and instead imbued his paintings with multiple references’

Kandinski who likened colour to music, from Sunnyside Art House: Painting to Music:

 

  • ‘flat planes of color and the clear, linear quality’
  • ‘dynamic balance’
  • ‘significance of shapes like triangles, circles, and the checkerboard. Kandinsky relied upon a hard-edged style to communicate the deeper content of his work’

It’s a well known fact that paintings and art, in general, are inherently subjective things. Sure, we can talk about “famous” art, but fame does not equal:

My attempts at abstracting my dream in the style of Kandinsky:

  • Total abstraction, linear abstraction, onto fabric
  • I think the total abstraction technique works well in reference to my concept – although made out of shapes, too much water was used meaning that the colours completely blend in together, as scenes in dreams do
  • This is the technique I will develop further into fabric work

Student Artist Inspiration

Emilie Zumkeller:

  • Consciousness
  • Unconscious
  • Freud
  • Idea of opening the mind, looking out from it
  • Works with the idea of space, limitless
  • Red indicates bodily insides

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Jessica Brooks:

  • Surrealism
  • Mark making
  • Whimsical
  • Delicate, like the subconscious – delicate in the sense of anxieties and other mental health issues
  • Idea of making textiles directly into a large embroidery hoop
  • Water colour onto fabric, abstract, reflecting the confusion and disorientation of dreams, how they feel during
  • Positioned next to a blank hoop with a direct, clear illustration of how dreams are instinctive therapy for our minds – to clear them of stress

Ernesto Neto Research

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  • ‘Madness is part of life’
  • A tangible, lucid expression of madness – a quality thriving in all of us, shushed and controlled society
  • The artwork honors the taboo of the human condition
  • Madness has been part of society, something that must be controlled, hidden by medication as if it were the right thing to do, but right for whom? the world is full of passion; it is a little madness that lives inside and around us….we need it

 

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  • Large scale, soft biomorphic blobs made of thin elastic fabrics where the viewers can interact with them by walking through, touching, smelling (as some of his installations are filled with aroma powders) or even lying on them, they provide experiences where the people’s whole body can feel the organic space.

 

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  • Neto thinks about how to put humanity his exhibition
  • Influenced by “Anthropophagia”
  • Considers the human being in a scientific way, not only as an individual or as a part of society.  In society, the human being must be an organ or cell. So this is a cell. The drawing of this piece depicts a cellular structure

 

This artist gives me ideas for my final exhibition instillation. I like the idea of having something the audience can walk into – can touch and interact with. I think this will be beneficial for my concept as it adds dimension to an otherwise fictional, somewhat undefined subject. This is something I wish to experiment with through designs.